USF School of Law Signed Cooperation Agreement with Leading Chinese Law School
Deans from the University of San Francisco School of Law and Jinan University School of Law in Guangzhou, China, gathered on the USF campus Monday, Jan. 23 to sign a cooperation agreement creating a formal partnership between the two schools.
“This agreement is a demonstration of the USF School of Law’s commitment to training international leaders in the legal community, while contributing to the rule of law in China,” said USF School of Law Dean John Trasviña. “We look forward to welcoming Jinan University students into our LLM program and to facilitating faculty exchange opportunities that advance academic research in international law.”
Several deans and professors from Jinan University took part in the signing, including Yikun Zhu, dean of Jinan University School of Law; Kexiang Zhao, intellectual property law director at Jinan University School of Law; and Xiankai Chen, professor at Jinan University School of Law.
Jinan University is one of the oldest universities established in mainland China. It is located in Guangzhou, one of China’s largest cities. Jinan University was the first university in China to recruit foreign students, and is currently the Chinese university with the largest number of international students.
The cooperation agreement is intended to bring Jinan University students to USF to earn LLM degrees, as well as facilitate a faculty exchange program in which professors from both law schools may engage in academic research and other projects at the partner school.